Student success

WSU senior prepares for career in international agriculture with DC fellowship

By Sarah Appel, CAHNRS Academic Programs Esther Rugoli did not want her summer to start off slow. Between online classes and research with USDA wheat breeder Kimberly Garland-Campbell and molecular geneticist Camille Steber, the senior Agricultural Biotechnology major wanted to use her free time to develop professionally and further her investment in international agriculture. Esther […]

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Award-winning instructor helps new students thrive through community

  Without a sense of belonging, new students can feel lost and isolated on campus. By connecting them to a community of learners at Washington State University, Deb Nelson, instructor in the Department of Human Development and winner of a 2018 WSU Excellence Award, helps them succeed and stay in school. “Research shows that students […]

Deb Nelson sits on the porch of the grey-stone Stevens Hall.